On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—a process where a young person between the age of 16 and 30, who came to the United States prior to their 16th birthday, who has been in the United States for five years, is in school or has graduated from High School or received their GED, and who has not committed a felony or certain misdemeanors, can obtain the right to work in the United States, a driver’s license and Social Security number—and a promise that they will not be deported. This is an administrative step that implements some of the provisions of “The Dream Act,” which has failed to pass a Congressional vote.
This program offers other benefits as well, that may help a young person stay in the United States and also obtain their lawful permanent residency, depending upon their situation. It is an opportunity that should not be missed by anyone who qualifies.
Ask us whether you qualify under the DACA program!